SEATTLE, December 10, 2014: Dexter + Chaney (www.dexterchaney.com), developer of Spectrum® Construction Software, will be showcasing its new Field Tech application—one of several new mobile apps it has recently released—at the 2015 Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Expo, January 26-28 at the McCormick Place Convention Center (booth #3015) in Chicago, Ill.

Field Tech allows technicians and other field operations staff to remotely access, create and update work orders in the field. Using a tablet device, technicians can access the Field Tech app on Spectrum’s dashboard, log in and see work orders or jobs they have been assigned. All of Field Tech’s functionality, including login, work order creation, and data entry, are integrated and synchronized with Spectrum applications, thus eliminating double entry and streamlining the flow of information.

“Our Field Tech app provides service contractors with a simple, yet powerful tool to streamline their work in the field,” said John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney’s co-founder and CEO. “We wanted to give technicians something that was easy to use, with complete access to the data they need. Field Tech takes the paperwork out of the traditional work order process. All information is digital and connected to a company’s Spectrum software in real time. With Field Tech there is no need wait for work orders to arrive back at the office and no need to manually re-enter the information.”

Field Tech’s customizable Info Bar allows users to quickly access all of the application’s many features, including seeing which work orders they have been assigned, entering labor hours, managing materials and site equipment, creating and managing purchase orders, creating and updating charges and billings, and viewing complete service history. Field Tech is also synchronized with Spectrum’s Document Imaging capability, allowing technicians access to important documents in the field.

“The development of Field Tech was driven by the needs of our customers,” said Spectrum Product Manager, Geoff Falk. “They asked for an application for field operations and technical staff that was easy-to-use, accessible wherever they work, and still tied to the company’s construction software system. That’s exactly what we delivered with Field Tech.”

Field Tech is just part of Spectrum’s powerful service management, business management and project management functionality. A complete construction and service software solution for contractors, other new features of Spectrum include a redesigned and easy-to-use graphical dispatch board for service management, specialized kiosks to open data access and entry to employees and subcontractors, and mobile apps for payroll time entry and document sharing in the field.


ABOUT Dexter + Chaney:

Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 30 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400; e-mail: info@dexterchaney.com; web: www.dexterchaney.com.